Helen G. Baker age 102, passed away Tuesday October 19, 2021 at Bethany Lutheran Home. Helen was born, November 30, 1918 in Council Bluffs to the late Geordis and Emma Bretz and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. Helen married Clifford Baker on May 12, 1940 and together owned and operated Peoples Produce Co. in Omaha and prior to that, Iowa Creamery & Produce in Council Bluffs. Helen was a member of Emanuel Lutheran and Saint John Lutheran Church's and PEO. She is preceded in death by husband Clifford in 2000, brothers Robert, Jack, and Tom Bretz, sister Jean Petersen and her parents. Helen is survived by daughter Sandra (Gary) Bronson, son James Larry Baker , 2 granddaughters Susie Fisher and Tammy Partridge all of Council Bluffs, 4 great-grandchildren, Ashley Partridge, Amanda Caton, Shelby Fisher and Matt Fisher, 3 great great-grandchildren Peyton Randolph, Isabella and Jett Caton, sister Patricia of California. Graveside services Saturday 2 p.m.: Ridgewood Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the Walnut Hill Reception Center at 1:45 p.m., for procession to Ridgewood Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Emanuel Lutheran Church and or Saint John Lutheran Church.
Published by The Daily Nonpareil from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2021.